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Obituary for Thomas R. Swalls

Thomas 'Tom' Swalls, 72 passed away late Wednesday, May 3 2017 of Lung Cancer.
Tom was a part of The Vogler Motor Company Team for 43 years. He led the IT team and developed software Exclusive for the dealership.
Tom was born July 22, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Thomas Howard Swalls and Melba Jean (Box) Swalls-Martin.
Tom was a true family man. He loved his two children Scott and Julie and was always ready to tell a proud story about them. His greatest joy came from spending hours in the garden with his two adorable granddaughters Skylar and Ella and spoiling them too. The 51 years he spent with his loving wife 'Katie' was his true world.
Surviving are, his wife, Glenda Kay Swalls (Katie); mother, Melba Swalls-Martin; Son and family, Scott and Wendy Swalls with daughters, Skylar Kate & Jaycee Swan; Daughter and family, Julie and Randy Marder with daughter, Ella Avery ; sister and family, Dee Ann & Bucky Hough and brother and family, Gil and Kathy Swalls.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Tom was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin.
“His infectious smile will forever be in our memory”
A memorial mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating. A time of visitation for family and friends will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Gathering Space of the church. The family prefers memorial donations made to the OLMC/New School or to Hospice of Southern Illinois; and will be accepted at the church.


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Thursday

11

May

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

316 West Monroe Street
Herrin, IL 62948

Memorial Mass

Thursday

11

May

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

316 West Monroe Street
Herrin, IL 62948

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